The Paul McCartney Project

1971 highlights


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What happened for Paul in 1971

From Wikipedia:

In 1971, he collaborated with Linda and drummer Denny Seiwell on a second album, Ram. A UK number one and a US top five, Ram included the co-written US number-one hit single “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”. Later that year, ex-Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine joined the McCartneys and Seiwell to form the band Wings. McCartney had this to say on the groups’s formation: “Wings were always a difficult idea … any group having to follow [the Beatles’] success would have a hard job … I found myself in that very position. However, it was a choice between going on or finishing, and I loved music too much to think of stopping.” In September 1971, the McCartneys’ daughter Stella was born, named in honour of Linda’s grandmothers, both of whom were named Stella.

From Twitter – Paul and Mary in New York, 1971. Photo by Linda McCartney

Last updated on March 14, 2019

Albums released in 1971


Wild Life

By Wings • Official album

Sessions


Mixing "The Great Cock And Seagull Race"

Dec 17, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life (2018)


MPL Rehearsals

Circa December 1971


Home recordings

circa 1971-1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life (2018)


Mixing "Get On The Right Thing", "Little Woman Love"

Nov 10, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Mary Had A Little Lamb (UK)



Wild Life mixing #6

Oct 17, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Recording & mixing "Dear Friend"

Oct 16, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life mixing #5

Oct 15, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life mixing #4

Oct 10, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Rock and roll jams

Oct 09, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life (2018)


Wild Life mixing #3

Oct 08, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life mixing #2

Oct 05, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


"Love Is Strange" session

Oct 03, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life session #5

Oct 02, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life mixing #1

Aug 06, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life session #4

Jul 29, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life session #3

Jul 26, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life session #2

Jul 25, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life session #1

Jul 24, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Mixing "When The Wind Is Blowing"

Jul 08, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life (2018)


"Thrillington" session #4

Jun 18, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Thrillington


"Thrillington" session #3

Jun 17, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Thrillington


"Thrillington" session #2

Jun 16, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Thrillington


"Thrillington" session #1

Jun 15, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Thrillington


Home recording at Campbeltown

Jun 06, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life (2018)


"Ram" sessions (Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles)

March-April, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Recording "Dear Boy"

Mar 01, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Recording "The Great Cock And Seagull Race"

Feb 23, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life (2018)


Recording "Ram On"

Feb 22, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Mixing "Another Day"

Feb 08, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Another Day


Mixing "Oh Woman, Oh Why"

Feb 05, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Another Day


Recording "Little Woman Love"

Jan 21, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Mary Had A Little Lamb (UK)


"Ram" sessions (A&R Studios, New York City)

January-February, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram